Originally sent June 26th, 2019.
You may have wondered what has happened with me (or this newsletter) since the book was published earlier in 2019. Boy, it's been a whirlwind of activity:
- Johanna and I have co-authored several articles. Four are already published and there are more to come. You can read one of them here https://www.markkilby.com/articles/distributed-team-workspaces-start-with-hours-of-overlap/
- We have been through 9 podcast interviews. I'll get those up on my website soon if you are more of an auditory learner. Each is different and some will have follow-ups
- I've been making gradual improvements to the website so you can more easily find the information and resources you need.
- Oh, and I have a day job as an internal agile coach within an organization that is “remote first” and growing rapidly.
Why am I doing all of this?
I remember the struggles I had working with my first distributed agile teams over 15 years ago. You don't need to struggle. I'm here to share all the ideas, principles, and tips for you to truly be successful with distributed agile teams.
So what's next? (TL;DR experiments!)
I started this newsletter so I could share what is truly “new” with distributed agile as well as what I'm currently experimenting on now. I even have a few experiments planned for this newsletter:
- I'm experimenting with new email platforms starting next week. No, I will not spam you multiple times in a week while I experiment. But I am looking for different ways to connect and share information. I'm finding my current email provider limiting.
- I may switch to a biweekly format instead of monthly. I experiment and learn a tremendous amount in a month. I'm finding that difficult to share in a monthly newsletter. I may experiment with different ways of updating you first because you subscribe. But I hate spam as much as anyone. So I do not what to spam you.
- I may share out some optional surveys to see what content may interest you or what burning questions you have now. If I can't answer you right away by sharing an article or blog post, I'll use your question to inspire the next newsletter or blog post. But I will not identify you or your organization. It's more about me sharing the knowledge more efficiently.
Is this newsletter still for you?
Not sure this newsletter is for you now? I'll be sad to see you go, but I understand if you want to unsubscribe. I've been doing the same with newsletters I no longer find valuable.
Still sound interesting? Stay tuned.
Have a burning question on distributed agile? Maybe something you would like to share with others? Just reply to this email.
Want to participate in some upcoming experiments? You definitely want to stay subscribed then. 😉
Okay, time to get experimenting! I'll update you in a couple of weeks.